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How one woman fought bigotry and helped change the way Asian Americans see themselves

In 2016 at Cal State Northridge, Karen Loong listened transfixed as Zia appeared onscreen, urging people to reconnect with their roots to understand why it’s important for immigrants to stand up for representation and their civil rights. The former paralegal had returned to school to delve into Asian American studies and hearing Zia “lit ... a fire in me,” she remembered.

Los Angeles Times 

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